Age 2 Squad
19 Age 2 swimmers aged between 8 and 11 went that little bit further for children in need. They swam 800m their pajamas.
All 19 swimmers set of together and some didn’t seem to realise how hard it would be and set of swimming fly and they soon changed to free. The first swimmer came home to cheers from the parents in a time of 18 minutes and the last swimmer in a time of 24 minutes with all the other swimmers going out to meet him and swimming to the wall with him.
There was a real sense of team spirit and between them the they raised an amazing £1100. Radio Humberside had been informed about the swim and invited 2 swimmers to the Hull Truck Theatre to appear on T.V so the club got a mention on Children in need.
A huge well done to Holly, Emily, Fran, Amy, Molly, Megan G, Tasha, Alex M,vMaddie, Liam, Ethan, Katie, Matthew, Ruby, Charlie, Alex R, Hannah B ,Jolie and James
Twelve National Performance swimmers from Kingston upon Hull swimming club took to the pool in aid of the Charlotte Booth appeal. Charlotte who is a friend of Kingston upon Hull British swimmer Rachael Williamson lives in Kippax, a small village on the outskirts of Leeds, has just started her second year studying at SLP Performing Arts College. There, she excels at all of her classes and is one of the college’s high flyers. Things were going great for the 17-year-old starlet until, much to her families’ utter devastation; she was diagnosed with a Synovial Sarcoma in her upper left lung this past July.
Since her diagnosis she has had three cycles of chemotherapy on Ward 94 of the Bexley Wing at St James Hospital in Leeds. Fortunately she has been under the expert guidance of Simone Wilkins, paediatric doctor at LGI and Dr. Daniel Stark. The aim was simple – shrink her tumour so that it could be surgically removed and Charlotte’s health could be restored.
Under the guidance of Karen Dyker, doctor in radiotherapy at St. James Hospital, Charlotte and her family have decided to attempt Proton Therapy in the USA. Radiotherapy in the UK will merely keep the tumour “under control” but it will not cure her. Proton therapy has the strong potential to restore Charlotte back to her former self and give her the life back that this cancer has stolen and that she so rightly deserves.
Proton therapy comes at a steep price. £125K to be exact.
The squad of Rachael Williamson, Matty Sleight, Emily Bailey, Dervla Curren, Amy Beadle, Amy Felgate, Laren Hall, Will Maddrell, Cameron Hulme, Shannon McGahey, Alex Cook and Whitney Larkin all managed to finish the 10k swim during the clubs training session and raised a staggering £1505.50 which was a brilliant effort in such a short space of time
The club are really proud of them al of the swimmers especially the younger ones who had never swam that distance or for so long, and also Will who was ill but still came and Alex who has an ongoing back problem.
The club would like to thank everyone who took part and raised money and also all those who donated.